The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
In this brilliantly authoritative book, Karel van Wolferen unravels the confusions and misperceptions the West has about Japan and can no longer afford to maintain.
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From the middle of the sixteenth century the Portuguese were allowed to bring
their firearms, medicine, astronomy, clocks and, most significantly, their religion.
But this hospitality wasxeversed not long after the turn of the century, when the ...
In 1159, a quarter-century before the establishment of the Japanese shogunate,
the first major European work on political theory since Roman times explicitly
stated the king's subjecthood to law and ultimately to God.10 In PoUcraticus, or
14 A Century of Consolidating Control A major hindrance to an accurate
assessment of the Japanese System is the still very common view that the jolt of
defeat in the Pacific War, and the ministrations of the Supreme Commander of the
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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4 The Japan Problem
The Elusive State
An Inescapable Embrace
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